I know it has been awhile since my last post. Ok, a really long time. I wish I had sat down sooner to write, but I guess I can say I have been a little selfish. I have been in the best place I think I have ever been. I mean, honestly, when I couldn’t appreciate life even more, something always keeps me uplifted every day. To appreciate the little things, and to actually appreciate it, makes the biggest difference every minute of your day. So let me start off by a random event that had happened over the summer to me while sitting on the beach, which is my home.
So there I was, minding my own business, watching the waves, like I do every day. There was a family getting up to leave the beach, and their little boy no older then 6, runs up to me and screams “BAAALLLLLDDDDDDDD”. This did upset me, and all I could conjure up to say back was “Sssshhhhhh.” So of course, that made me a little upset. But what had actually upset me the most, is that this mother had seen her son do this, heard what he said, and just told him to keep going to the car. Never offered an apology to me, or had him apologize and explain how rude it had been to do that to anyone. For me, that shows the lack of education that is being passed down and that is what upset me the most. There was an open opportunity for you to teach your child how to act in public and give him a good example of how that’s done. But no, nothing, just told him to keep going to the car. That’s telling him that his behavior was appropriate.
For us alopecians, I think its important to be able to pass on the information of what Alopecia is. To be able to explain that there are actually about 5 million more of us in the world, would be passing along valuable information. The more people in this world that are educated about this autoimmune disorder, I think the easier it will be for the next generation to take their wigs off and feel the confidence in being the beautiful person they are inside and let that glow on the outside. There is a certain confidence that comes along with having alopecia and being able to conquer that fear of the “not normal” of being bald. Everyone is always going to complain about something, God just gave us one less thing to complain about. We will never have a bad hair day, our eye brows will always be perfect, our lashes flirty and full and legs smoother then a baby. I don’t know about you, but taking away one thing and giving us 5 more things to be happy about, seems pretty good to me.
“If you allow beauty to grow on the inside, it will radiate on the outside”
How are some ways in which you can help this beauty grow you ask? Well simple. Appreciate the small things. There really is beauty in every day. Whether it be catching the sun rise and watch the sun shine is beauty over morning with her bright colors and warmth, or watching the fall leaves change their colors while driving down the street, children playing with their families and hearing their innocent laughter, even someone else’s happy news… seriously the list goes on and on and on and on and on, if you are starting to see what I mean. I can go on forever. Another way, is positive thoughts, turn everything into a positive thought. Cos there are so many positive things out there, you can’t waste time or energy on the negative, it will take that much longer to get to the happy positive. So just stop, breathe and let the positive flow. It takes time and patience, so allow that. You will like the results. So smile to yourself, who cares who is watching.